Since 2011, California Coast Bible College strives to provide the best personal and ministry training possible. We hold to a set of core values that shape our educational objectives and commit us to continually raise the academic and developmental bar. As a result, we offer the benefit of receiving a degree from the State of California.
Degree Granting Status
California Coast Bible College has been granted exempt status by the State of California to offer a theological ministry degree at the associate level. Currently, the school offers two degrees. A Certificate of Theology degree for students who successfully complete one year of study and earn 32 credits. An Associate of Theology degree for those who successfully complete two years of study and earn 64 credits.
The California Department of Education has determined that California Coast Bible College qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the Certificate of Theology degree (C.Th.) and the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) degree.
The CDE makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution.
California Coast Bible College serves under the leadership of the governing body of elders at The City Church Ventura. This unique relationship between the college and the local church has been the basis for its strength and effectiveness. Currently the appropriate accrediting associations do not make sufficient provision for local church governed colleges, thus CCBC has not been able to pursue accreditation. It is however committed to instructional and academic excellence.
All courses and a degree from California Coast Bible College is fully transferable to Portland Bible College. CCBC curriculum was primarily birthed out of Portland Bible College and for several years CCBC functioned as an extension campus of PBC. Many CCBC students have taken their CCBC degree and transferred to PBC to continue their education either on campus or online. PBC offers most of its degrees online at a very affordable price (portlandbiblecollege.org)!
Taxes / 1098T Forms
Tuition Tax Deductions: CCBC is privately funded and is a non-participating school in federal funding (FAFSA) and therefore DOES NOT qualify for tuition-related tax deductions under the current tax code.
CCBC does not provide 1098T forms. Also, due to privacy laws, we do not e-mail, mail, or fax statements to third parties (parents, churches, sponsors etc).
Student financial statements are available directly on Populi (student portal) under the finance tab. Here's a link to print a statment. For further questions please contact our finance office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, these statements CANNOT be used for tuition-related tax deductions.